|Countdown to Destruction: The Sailor Guardians' Last Battle|
| 銀河滅びる時! S戦士最後の戦い|
Ginga Horobiru Toki! S Senshi Saigonotatakai
|Episode:||EP 196, Season 5|
|Air Date (JP):||January 11, 1997|
|Written by:||Genki Yoshimura|
|Directed by:||Harume Kosaka|
|North American Dub|
Princess Kakyu Perishes: Advent of Galaxia
Ruler of the Galaxy: The Menace of Galaxia
The Sailor Starlights go to take on Sailor Galaxia on their own, only to be easily defeated by her. Eternal Sailor Moon and her best friends try to help them. The evil Sailor Guardian attempts to eliminate all of them at once, but the four Inner Super Sailor Guardians take the hit, fading away from existence in the process.
International Dub Titles
- Brazilian Portuguese: Contagem Regressiva para a Destruição: A Última Batalha das Sailor Guerreiras ("Countdown to Destruction: The Last Battle of Sailor Warriors")
- European Portuguese: Batalha Final Para as Guerreiras Navegantes! ("Final Battle for the Navigator Warriors!")
- French: La galaxie en péril ! L’ultime combat des guerrières. ("The Galaxy in Danger! The Ultimate Warrior Fight.")
- German: Von Angesicht zu Angesicht ("Face to Face")
Changes from the Manga
- Sailor Guardians don't have Star Seeds, but Sailor Crystals, although the latter are special kinds of Star seeds.
- All the Sailor Guardians had their Eternal forms when they were killed during Stars.
- Sailor Mercury and Sailor Jupiter were killed by Sailor Aluminum Siren before their confrontation with Sailor Galaxia.
- Sailor Mars and Sailor Venus were killed by Galaxia in the Hikawa Shrine.
- The Sailor Starlights were killed before the last confrontation with Galaxia by Sailor Chi and Sailor Phi.
- Sailor Galaxia's headquarters is in the center of the Milky Way galaxy itself, at the Galaxy Cauldron.
- The Super Sailor transformations (including the evolved Eternal transformation) are shown for the last time:
- The Crystal Change Rods make their final appearances in the 90's anime series.
- This is the first episode of the 5th season's main arc that Super Sailor Saturn appears in. She was never shown or mentioned after Nehellenia's redemption.
- The promise Rei made Usagi, that they'll always be together, was made in the penultimate episode of the 1st season.